Another day, another Brad Pitt dating rumour. While the divorced dad of six has been linked to several artists and actors since separating from ex-wife Angelina Jolie, his latest rumoured girlfriend is someone you might be familiar with. After being spotted with Pitt several times over the past few months, actor Alia Shawkat has become the latest possible girlfriend for the media to speculate about. She’s the coolest. This just got interesting.
According to Lainey Gossip, 55-year-old Pitt and 30-year-old Shawkat were together at the Los Angeles art exhibit “LA On Fire” on Saturday. If you’re a ‘pics or it didn’t happen person,’ there are pics and it did happen. Photos of the pair at the Wilding Cran Gallery popped up on Instagram, with the actors photographed together and speaking to other attendees. Admittedly, this could be chalked up to a coincidental run-in that saw the pair at the same event at the same time. Or not.
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Supporting arts & artist as usual Thank you Brad Pitt for joining us Had the pleasure to introduce my great artist friend Martin Werthmann to Brad (please check out his work) . Had a very interesting conversation with Brad. Like is positive attitude . #arts #art #artlover #artistsoninstagram #artdistrict #losangeles #martinwerthmann #bradpitt #meryemuzerli #meralduran #yaseminelmas #brad #photography #globetrotter #entertainment #life #lifestyle #aliashawkat
Lainey Gossip’s Lainey Lui also revealed that she was sent a screengrab from a now-deactivated IG account, which showed the pair sitting alone together at the gallery. In Lui’s words, “that picture of just the two of them would suggest that they didn’t just run into each other in the group with the artists, they went together.” Okay, now this is getting really interesting.
Lui also points out that a paparazzi shot of Pitt from September showed the actor leaving Ethan Cohen’s A Play Is A Poem in Los Angeles with an unknown woman. Looking at the photo now, it appears that the mystery woman could very well be Shawkat. According to the paparazzi, the pair left in the same car.
A much clearer image is the one posted by comedian Mike Birbiglia on October 24, celebrating his play The New One backstage with friends, including Pitt and Shawkat.
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Of course, it’s possible that Pitt and Shawkat could simply be hanging out as friends rather than lovers. But it definitely seems like a cool match. Aside from the massive age difference. That’s a lot.
The dating rumours swirling around Pitt since separating from Jolie have been seemingly non-stop, with many of the women connected to Pitt being either fellow actors or artists. Arrested Development star Shawkat is both, which does put her in the centre of the Venn Diagram for dating Pitt.
In September, Pitt was linked with jewellery designer Sat Hari Khalsa, who spent years as a holistic healer for The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Khalsa is also known for her Amrit Jewelry collection, which has been worn by several A-listers including Pitt’s ex-wife Jennifer Aniston.
In April, Pitt was spotted spending time with MIT professor and artist Neri Oxman, with the pair photographed on campus at Cambridge where Oxman teaches. Moving back to LA, Pitt has also been linked to Charlize Theron and Sienna Miller, but those rumours died quickly.
Pitt and Shawkat have now been spotted together three times in four months, which provides more photographic evidence than the previous partners Pitt has been linked to this year. Or it’s more proof that they’re good friends. Either way, we’re here for it.